Commonwealth Athletes break records for Primrose Hospice!

Malawi international runners Chauncey Master and Francis Kahne led home a strong field in this year’s Timberhonger 10k, the Bromsgrove Carnival road race. The pair are training at the University of Gloucester before heading for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Chauncey was first home in a stunning time of 30mins 42secs cutting almost two minutes off the previous course record. Francis was just five seconds behind him.

“To see them run was incredible, and a real privilege to have them running here in Bromsgrove.” Enthused race director Mark Graham. “We’ll be watching out for them in Glasgow.”

Almost 400 runners completed the challenging Timberhonger course to be rewarded with a Carnival medal and a well earned drink at the finish.

In the ladies race, first home in an impressive time of 38mins 40secs was Bromsgrove runner Sian Khan who runs for the Birchfield club, winning the Ladies Berewick of Timberhonger Trophy.

In the Children’s race, winners in the three age groups were Joshua Wiseman and Emily Bibby (age 11-14), George Dale and Ellie Johnson (age 8-10), and Finn Hibbett and Hannah Dale (7s and under). The 150 young athletes were cheered round the 1500m course to collect their well earned finishers’ medals.

The races are aiming to raise over £3,000 for the Friends of the Princess of Wales Hospital, Primrose Hospice and the Basement Project.

The photo on the right features CEO of Primrose Hospice, Helen Garfield and Timberhonger Organiser, Mark Graham.